Schumacher back on two wheels

Could German ace be turning bike racing now his F1 comeback's in tatters?

Posted: 23 September 2010
by Visordown News

WITH HOT rumours circulating the F1 paddock that he'll be gone from Mercedes before the end of the year, former F1 giant Michael Schumacher has returned to two wheels to test a couple of superbikes at the Sachsenring

It's reported the 41-year-old tested KTM and Honda racing bikes after flying out to the track in his personal jet.

Schumacher, who competed in several rounds of last year's IDM German superbike championship, aborted his planned motorcycle racing career after suffering serious neck injuries while testing at Cartegena racetrack, Spain.

The German was warned by many close friends, including multiple 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan and current F1 sensation Mark Webber, that a career in motorcycle racing at 41 was not a good idea.

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This bloke is so desperate to prove he is as good as he was.

Look mate your 41 and cant keep up - so get over it.

Whats next - powerboat racing?

Posted: 23/09/2010 at 13:59

silly old herman needs to just give it up.

Posted: 23/09/2010 at 15:18

Could it be he was there taking photos for Schuberth's upcoming sportbike helmet? He was at the Sachsenring the first week in September for a helmet photo shoot.

Posted: 23/09/2010 at 15:19

He was at Hockenheimring-circuit end of last month for the testing and foto-shooting of our SR1-Helmet.

We´ll post some photos on our website and facebook later next month

For the helmet -> 

Posted: 23/09/2010 at 19:48

Schumacher is far quicker on TWO WHEELS than most other guys are at that age , and next year once the car is sorted out, he'll be on the podium more regularly. 

The guy loves racing so what?

And even if he did decide to become a powerboat racer who cares? More power to him for realizing that adrenaline comes in all forms.

Personally I enjoy motorcycle trackdays, car trackdays, skydiving, mountain bike racing, and longboarding because they are all exciting and there's nothing wrong with Schumacher doing similar.  

Posted: 24/09/2010 at 13:16

I think his return to F1 was a mistake for his reputation, but if he's been there as a favour to a mate to develop a new car, then fine, but he should've thought a bit more about it if you ask me.

 F1's moved on from Schumy's style and his old ways, actually just about every overtake ends in stewards enquiry - he's better off in bike racing if you ask me, and if he can afford to race bikes, cars, boats, sheep then good for him, the reality is that he may not be competitive, but if he's having fun - so what.

After all, Alain Prost races cars on snow for fun, Nigel Mansell fails to get round LeMans for fun.

Posted: 27/09/2010 at 13:33

The guy has some serious talent for riding, cant say I like him much as a person but thumbs up for his passion for racing bikes. As for the F1 comeback he must have known if he couldnt drive a Ferrari, McClaren or Red Bull then he was gonna struggle, odd decision.

Posted: 29/10/2010 at 08:26

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